The day of our destiny was darkened,|
The heart of the nation stood still,
When Forts Henry and Donelson surrendered
And Johnston fell back to Nashville.
But the clouds which then thickened all around us
Served only the plainer to show
The form of that hero arising,
To deliver us all from the foe.
|: Here's to Forrest from the Brave Tennessee, :|
In our hearts he will triumph forever,
Here's to Forrest from the Brave Tennessee!
2. At Shiloh he charged a division,
3. Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Okolona,|
Memphis and Tishamingo Creek
Union City, Fort Pillow, and Paducah,
All the deeds of our hero bespeak.
Now, Athens, Sulphur Springs, and Pulaski,
Have aroused old Sherman from his lair,
For the boldest of Yankee commanders
Will tremble with Forrest in his rear!
4. Next Johnsonville attracted his attention,
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